AAPG Convention 2014

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition 6–9 April, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.

Learn about the latest innovations from the brightest professionals in the industry in a technical program that boasts over 800 oral and poster presentations based on 11 themes. The AAPG Conference is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from more than 8,000 friends and colleagues from over 80 countries.

 A Little About Houston

Houston is known for many things: Oil, NASA, urban sprawl and business-friendly policies. But the Texas city deserves to be known for something else: coolness. Forbes Magazine named Houston the coolest city in America to live. The median age of a Houston resident is a youthful 33 years old. For the Official Houston Visitors Guide, click here .

 Getting There

Air – Houston has the fourth-largest airport system in the U.S. and the sixth largest in the world. The city’s three airports – Bush Intercontinental, Hobby, and Ellington Field.

Upon arrival to Houston, the options for getting downtown are numerous.

Car ServiceProfessional Livery Worldwide – 888-578-5466 provides chauffeured ground transport from anywhere in Houston to your hotel.

METRO – Metro bus system offers express service from Bush and Hobby Airports to downtown Houston and several business districts within the city.

Taxi Cabs – Houston boasts the second largest taxicab fleet in the country, with more than 1,400 vehicles in operation.

Rental Cars – The full range of car-rental companies offer vehicles in various price ranges, with the consolidated rental car facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport boasting ultra-convenient access to rental cars.

By Car – Both I-45 and I-10 feed into Houston. I-45 runs from Houston to the Dallas/Fort Worth area which is fed into by I-35, I-30, and I-20. From Dallas/Fort Worth, travelers can take I-45 into Houston. [http://maps.google.com/maps]

By Train – Amtrak services Houston (HOS) via the Sunset Limited route extending from Los Angeles to Orlando.

Bus – If you’d rather take the bus, Greyhound (http://www.greyhound.com/) might be what you need.